Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect additional orders from the January 19 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Monday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at 9:25 a.m.

Earley v. New Jersey

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-816 N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the police acted in bad faith and thus violated petitioner's due process rights where the trial court found that the police knowingly destroyed potentially exculpatory evidence as part of a pattern of “cavalier” disregard for the state's obligation to preserve such evidence, and the absence of the destroyed evidence was prejudicial to the petitioner's ability to present his alibi.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 05 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 8, 2018)
Dec 11 2017Waiver of right of respondent The State of New Jersey to respond filed.
Jan 03 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/19/2018.
Term Snapshot